Systematic Parasitology (Syst Parasitol)

Publisher: LINK (Springer), Springer Verlag

Journal description

Systematic Parasitology publishes papers on the systematics taxonomy and nomenclature of the following groups: Nematoda (including plant-parasitic) Monogenea Digenea Cestoda Acanthocephala Aspidogastrea Cestodaria Arthropoda (parasitic copepods hymenopterans mites ticks etc.) Protozoa (parasitic groups) and parasitic genera in other groups such as Mollusca Turbelleria etc. Systematic Parasitology publishes fully illustrated research papers brief communications and fully illustrated major revisions. In order to maintain high standards all contributors describing new taxa are asked to state clearly where the holotype is deposited and to make paratypes available for examination by the referees. It is recognized that in some cases this may cause problems for the authors but it is hoped that by adhering to this rule authors may be protected against rapid synonymy of their taxa and the types will be preserved for posterity.

Current impact factor: 1.34

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.336
2013 Impact Factor 1.035
2012 Impact Factor 1.26
2011 Impact Factor 1.25
2010 Impact Factor 1.056
2009 Impact Factor 0.911
2008 Impact Factor 0.927
2007 Impact Factor 1.125
2006 Impact Factor 0.856
2005 Impact Factor 0.786
2004 Impact Factor 0.669
2003 Impact Factor 0.642
2002 Impact Factor 0.64
2001 Impact Factor 0.919
2000 Impact Factor 0.619
1999 Impact Factor 0.74
1998 Impact Factor 0.701
1997 Impact Factor 0.645

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.23
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.61
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.31
Website Systematic Parasitology website
Other titles Systematic parasitology (En ligne)
ISSN 1573-5192
OCLC 300185983
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Porrocaecum parvum n. sp. is described from the grey-faced buzzard Butastur indicus (Gmelin) (Accipitriformes: Accipitridae) in China. The new species differs from its congeners in having well-developed cervical alae, small interlabia and very short intestinal caecum (0.34 mm long, representing 11.9% of oesophageal length) and in the number and arrangement of the caudal papillae (29 pairs in total, arranged as follows: 21 pairs precloacal, single double pair paracloacal and seven pairs postcloacal) and in the morphology of the male tail. In addition, Porrocaecum reticulatum (Linstow, 1899), collected from the purple heron Ardea purpurea L., the grey heron A. cinerea L. and the little egret Egretta garzetta (L.) (Pelecaniformes: Ardeidae) in China, was also studied using light and, for the first time, scanning electron microscopy. Previously unreported and erroneous morphological features of taxonomic significance are revealed, including the presence of narrow cervical alae, single pair of small, submedial pores and single, short medial ditch on each lip, interlabia with very pointed anterior prolongation, single medio-ventral precloacal papilla on anterior cloacal lip and double paracloacal papillae slightly posterior to cloaca.
    Systematic Parasitology 09/2015; 92(2):141-9. DOI:10.1007/s11230-015-9593-9
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    ABSTRACT: Eight species of heligmonellid nematodes including five new species and a putative new species were identified from the digestive tracts of 12 Pogonomys championi Flannery and 27 P. sylvestris Thomas (Murinae: Hydromyini) from Papua Indonesia. Hasanuddinia pogonomyos Smales, 2014 had been previously described from P. loriae Thomas and P. macrourus (Milne-Edwards) and Odilia mackerrasae (Mawson, 1961) from several endemic rodent species. Bunomystrongylus ilami n. sp. can be distinguished from its congeners by the number of rounded ridges in the synlophe; Hasanuddinia hasegawai n. sp. by the number of ridges, three ventral being hypertrophied, in the synlophe; Montistrongylus kaindiensis n. sp. by the number of ridges in the synlophe and the length of the spicules; Odilia helgeni n. sp. in the characters of the synlophe ridges; Odilia whittingtoni n. sp. in the characters of the synlophe ridges and the length of the spicules. Species richness of the nematode assemblage of P. sylvestris, nine species and a juvenile heligmonellid, was comparable to those of P. loriae and P. macrourus but that of P. championi, five species, was considered depauperate. Species composition showed both commonalities between the host species as well as distinctive features. Three of five species in the assemblage were unique to P. championi and five of nine species to P. sylvestris.
    Systematic Parasitology 09/2015; 92(2):113-29. DOI:10.1007/s11230-015-9584-x
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    ABSTRACT: A new species of the genus Dollfusiella Campbell & Beveridge, 1994 is described from Pastinachus sephen (Forsskål) in the Persian Gulf. Dollfusiella qeshmiensis n. sp. is allocated to the genus Dollfusiella based on the possession of two bothria, prebulbar organs, a heteroacanthous typical armature with tightly spaced rows of hollow hooks, a basal swelling and a characteristic basal armature without prominent macrohooks. The presence of an enlarged external seminal vesicle in Dollfusiella qeshmiensis n. sp. distinguishes this species from D. michiae (Southwell, 1929), D. bareldsi (Beveridge, 1990), D. owensi (Beveridge, 1990), D. geraschmidti (Dollfus, 1974), D. angustiformis Schaeffner & Beveridge, 2013, D. hemispinosa Schaeffner & Beveridge, 2013, D. spinosa Schaeffner & Beveridge, 2013 and D. taminii Menoret & Ivanov, 2014. The new species is distinguished from the remaining species within the genus by a combination of the following morphological features: the number of testes per segment, the number of testis columns and the number of homeomorphous hooks per half spiral row in the metabasal region. In the most recent taxonomic key to the species of Dollfusiella, the presence or absence of enlarged, microscopically visible spinitriches on the scolex was used as the first distinguishing character dividing the congeners into two groups. Since the existence of visible microtriches on the scolex peduncle of D. vooremi (São Clemente & Gomes, 1989), a species so far grouped among the species lacking visible microtriches on the scolex, has been recently demonstrated, and given the fact that the presence of microscopically visible microtriches on the scolex is variable in some eutetrarhynchid species, a new key to the species of Dollfusiella is provided in which the spinitriches have been given less priority.
    Systematic Parasitology 09/2015; 92(2):161-9. DOI:10.1007/s11230-015-9592-x
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    ABSTRACT: Peltogasterella sensuru n. sp. infests Pagurixus hermit crabs inhabiting rocky shores off Okinawa Island (Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan). This species is clearly distinguishable from Peltogasterella gracilis (Boschma, 1927): the stalk emerges from the middle part of the externa in the present species and P. sulcata (Lilljeborg, 1859), while the stalk in P. gracilis emerges from the posterior end of the externae. The new species differs from P. sulcata based on the morphology of the mantle aperture. Peltogasterella sensuru n. sp. repeatedly produces single brood externae that have not been previously observed in species belonging to the suborder Kentrogonida Delage, 1884. We also determined partial sequences of the COI gene and 16S rRNA gene of the new species for use as molecular markers for species identification.
    Systematic Parasitology 09/2015; 92(1):31-44. DOI:10.1007/s11230-015-9585-9
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    ABSTRACT: Haliotrema nanhaiense n. sp. and Haliotrema triostegum n. sp. are described respectively from the gills of Acanthurus nigrofuscus (Forsskål) and Acanthurus triostegus (Linnaeus) in the South China Sea. Haliotrema nanhaiense n. sp. differs from other existing congeneric species by its male copulatory complex, comprising a C-shaped copulatory tube, a saucer-shaped base and a sickle-shaped accessory piece. Haliotrema triostegum n. sp. can be differentiated from all other members of Haliotrema by having a unique copulatory complex, a cup-shaped base, inverted L-shaped copulatory tube with a small sclerotised piece arising from its distal portion, and a large accessory piece from the proximal portion of copulatory tube.
    Systematic Parasitology 07/2015; 91(3):253-9. DOI:10.1007/s11230-015-9575-y
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    ABSTRACT: Sarcocystis clethrionomyelaphis Matuschka, 1986 was first identified in skeletal muscles of 47 (75.8%) of 62 large oriental voles Eothenomys miletus (Thomas) captured between March 2012 and May 2014 in Anning Prefecture of Yunnan Province (China). Sarcocyst walls were thick and possessed villous protrusions measuring 3.5–5.5 μm in length. Beauty rat snakes Elaphe taeniura (Cope) fed sarcocysts of the species shed sporulated oöcysts measuring 13–18 × 9–13 (16 × 12) μm with a prepatent period of 16 to 17 days. Phylogenetic analysis based on 18S rRNA gene sequences revealed a close relationship between S. clethrionomyelaphis and other colubrid-transmitted species of Sarcocystis Lankester, 1882. This is the first report identifying S. clethrionomyelaphis from its natural intermediate host.
    Systematic Parasitology 07/2015; 91(3):273-9. DOI:10.1007/s11230-015-9572-1
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    ABSTRACT: Acanthocercodes n. g. (Diplectanidae) is proposed for Acanthocercodes bullardi n. sp. and three previously described species of Diplectanum all parasites of the gill lamellae of threadfins (Perciformes: Polynemidae). The new genus is characterised by species having peduncular spines composed of an anteriorly directed point and a flattened base from which an anterior root arises. Members of the genus lack auxiliary spinous or sucker-like structures in the haptor. Acanthocercodes bullardi n. sp. is described from the Atlantic threadfin, Polydactylus octonemus (Girard), in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana, USA. Diplectanum polynemus Tripathi, 1957 is redescribed and transferred to Acanthocercodes as A. polynemus (Tripathi, 1957) n. comb. based on specimens collected from the fourfinger threadfin, Eleutheronema tetradactylum (Shaw), from the mouth of the River Adelaide, Northern Territory, Australia. Diplectanum spinosum (Maillard & Vala, 1980) (= Pseudodiplectanum spinosum Maillard & Vala, 1980) and Diplectanum megacirrus (Maillard & Vala, 1980) (= Pseudodiplectanum megacirrus Maillard & Vala, 1980) from the lesser African threadfin, Galeoides decadactylus (Bloch), are transferred to Acanthocercodes as A. spinosum (Maillard & Vala, 1980) n. comb. and A. megacirrus (Maillard & Vala, 1980) n. comb., respectively.
    Systematic Parasitology 07/2015; 91(3):191-201. DOI:10.1007/s11230-015-9574-z